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Askwith, George Ranken, Baron Askwith (1861–1942), industrial arbitrator and civil servant, was born at Waltham Abbey, Essex, on 17 February 1861, the second but eldest surviving son of William Harrison Askwith (1811–1897), colonel (later general) in the Royal Artillery, and formerly superintendent of the royal gunpowder factories at ...

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George Ranken Askwith, Baron Askwith (1861–1942) by James Russell & Sons © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barnes, Sir Denis Charles (1914–1992), civil servant and industrial relations expert, was born on 15 December 1914 at 4 Station Road, Openshaw, Manchester, the second son and fifth of six children of Frederick Charles Barnes (c.1870–c.1920), a school attendance officer for the local education committee, and his wife, ...

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Bowman, Sir James, first baronet (1898–1978), trade unionist and industrial administrator, was born at Great Corby, near Carlisle, Cumberland, on 8 March 1898, the fifth of the seven children of Robert James Bowman (1861–1948), blacksmith, and his wife, Mary Murray (1865–1941). On leaving school, ...

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Clegg, Hugh Armstrong (1920–1995), industrial relations expert, the fourth child and third son of Herbert Hobson Clegg, a Wesleyan minister, and his wife, Mabel Duckering, was born at Parkvedras House in Truro, Cornwall, on 22 May 1920. Educated at Kingswood School, Bath, the renowned Methodist public school, he reacted against his background, becoming an atheist and a member of the ...

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Duncan, Sir Andrew Rae (1884–1952), industrial administrator and public servant, was born at Bower Lodge, Waterside, Irvine, Ayrshire, on 3 June 1884, one of eight children of George Duncan, a missionary and social worker, and his wife, Jessie Rae. He was educated at ...

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Sir Andrew Rae Duncan (1884–1952) by Howard Coster, 1940s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Flanders, Allan David (1910–1973), socialist and industrial relations expert, was born on 27 July 1910 at 18 Market Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, the only child of William Frederick Flanders, a grocer's manager, and his wife, Emily Louisa Shaw. After obtaining his school certificate at a local school he transferred to ...

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Foggon, George (1913–2006), civil servant and industrial relations adviser, was born at 88 Station Lane, Hebburn, co. Durham, on 13 September 1913, the elder son and eldest of five children of Thomas Foggon (1891–1965), copperworks labourer, and later laboratory technician, and his wife, ...

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(William) John Poulton Maxwell Garnett (1921–1997) by Dod Miller, 1985 © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Garnett, (William) John Poulton Maxwell (1921–1997), industrial relations officer, was born on 6 August 1921 in Hampstead, London, into the family of four sons and three daughters of (James Clerk) Maxwell Garnett (1880–1958), educationist and peace campaigner, and his wife, Margaret Lucy (1887–1965)...

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Kettle, Sir Rupert Alfred (1817–1894), industrial arbitrator, was born at Birmingham on 9 January 1817, the fifth son of Thomas F. Kettle of Suffolk Street, Birmingham, a glass-stainer, fancy button and military ornament maker, and gilder. The family was descended from Henri Quitel...

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Larke, Sir William James (1875–1959), engineer and industrial administrator, was born at Ladywell, Kent, on 26 April 1875, the eldest son of William James Larke, builder, and his wife, Rosa Barton. He was educated at Colfe's School, Lewisham, and trained as an engineer with ...

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Mackenzie, William Warrender, first Baron Amulree (1860–1942), lawyer and industrial arbitrator, was born at Pickston Hill, Scone, Perthshire, on 19 August 1860, the fourth son of Robert Mackenzie (1816–1898), farmer, and his wife, Jean Campbell (d. 1892), daughter of Basil Menzies, who was also a farmer. ...

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McCarthy, William Edward John [Bill], Baron McCarthy (1925–2012), industrial relations scholar and politician, was born on 30 July 1925 at the City of London Lying-in Hospital, 102 City Road, Holborn, London, the son of Edward McCarthy (1890–1954), shipping clerk, and his wife, (Hyland) Louisa Eliza, ...

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Morris, Sir Harold Spencer (1876–1967), barrister and industrial arbitrator, was born at 21 Compton Terrace, Highbury, London, on 21 December 1876, the second son of Sir Malcolm Alexander Morris FRCS (Edinburgh) (1849–1924) and his wife, Fanny Cox of Dorchester-on-Thames. Malcolm Morris had a distinguished career as a consulting surgeon and as a specialist in skin diseases, practising from ...

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O'Brien, Sir Richard (1920–2009), industrial relations reformer, was born on 15 February 1920 at 481 Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, the only child of Charles O'Brien (1886–1952), physician, and his wife, Marjorie Maude (1892–1977), daughter of John V. Newton, railway clerk. He attended Oundle School...

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Scamp, Sir (Athelstan) Jack (1913–1977), industrial conciliator, was born on 22 May 1913 in Handsworth, Birmingham, the second son of a house decorator, Edward Henry Scamp, and his wife, Jane Lamb. There was also one daughter. The Scamp family were very active locally in the ...